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Old 04-24-05, 06:40 PM   #13
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When I say Baron 3000, I mean Athlon XP (Barton core) 3000. (2.16Ghz, 512KB, 333Mhz FSB).

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Old 04-25-05, 09:55 AM   #14
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It depends... Your current CPU (Barton 3000?) can give an Athlon 64 2800-3200 a run for their money. Same goes for your current 5900XT.
Well for running desktop applications maybe.
For gaming there's no comparison. The higher memory & chipset bandwidth of the Athlon64 will provide a noticeable improvement. Even if you only go with a 754 sempron it would be worth it. Of course running linux you'd be crazy to do anything other than 64bit since you can always run specific programs in 32bit compat mode if need be (that includes doom3).

The big reason I went for a 5950u to an oc'd 6600 is primarily because of card size and secondarily noise & heat. The 6600 is probably slower but everything except quake3 is faster across the board. I did splurge and get a 3200+ DTR. I would have gone 939 except there's almost nothing to be had for matx 939 boards.
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Old 04-25-05, 11:54 AM   #15
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Well for running desktop applications maybe.
For gaming there's no comparison. The higher memory & chipset bandwidth of the Athlon64 will provide a noticeable improvement. Even if you only go with a 754 sempron it would be worth it. Of course running linux you'd be crazy to do anything other than 64bit since you can always run specific programs in 32bit compat mode if need be (that includes doom3).

The big reason I went for a 5950u to an oc'd 6600 is primarily because of card size and secondarily noise & heat. The 6600 is probably slower but everything except quake3 is faster across the board. I did splurge and get a 3200+ DTR. I would have gone 939 except there's almost nothing to be had for matx 939 boards.
Some people throw away their ~900$ FX53 the day the FX55 was released.
In the end, it depends on his financial resources... I assume that if money was no issue, he wouldn't be asking this question. If money is an issue, I doubt that a jump to a Athlon64/754 3200 will be worth the money and on the other hand, a jump to an Athlon64 FX or 4000 will be too expensive.

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Old 04-25-05, 03:33 PM   #16
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yes money IS the problem.

heat and noise is no problem - as i have a decent water cooling solution.

the fx5900xt + the athlon xp can be cooled without an fan on the radiator,
and an A64 3000+ will suck less power then the athlon xp, and an 6800LE will also not
suck much more power then an 5900XT
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